Joy Ride Hosta flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 16 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
This variety forms a broadly mounded mass of very wavy blue-green leaves with great texture; lovely lavender flowers emerge in mid-summer; provides great contrast to other plants
Joy Ride Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured pointy leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Joy Ride Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Joy Ride Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Joy Ride Hosta will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.